For those who can read Chinese, I'm sure you must be wondering how does this dish resemble “玉” which is "Jade" when translated. Of course, it is not the spring onion we have used for garnishing! The original ingredients were Chicken Meat, Premium Ham a.k.a 金华火腿 and Kai Lan. Hence, when we noticed that this recipe is slightly different from the original recipe, we sort advice from our home cook Ronnie Chan, who provided us his recipe, "I had this dish in a popular local Cantonese restaurant and we (Ronnie and family) fall in love with it the moment we took the first bite!" So without any hesitation, he went ahead to look for the recipe so that he and his family can savor this dish at the comfort of their home anytime. The premium ham was also another key ingredient to this dish, in which Ronnie innovated it by using Picnic ham as it can be easily found in any super markets.
To be honest, when we first saw the picture and the list of ingredients, we were a little skeptical as it simply looks too healthy to be tasty. However, to our surprise, it was superb! So, if we are only given 2 words to describe this dish, we would say it is HEALTHY and SUCCULENT! We believe this dish will be well-loved by everyone in the family! Try this Steamed Chicken with Ham today!
Food preparation time: 40 min | Cook time: 20 mins | Total time: 1hr
No. of serving: 4 (4 人份)
- 2 pcs boneless chicken thigh， each about 0.25kg (2块鸡腿肉, 每块约0.25公斤)
- 4 slices of picnic ham （4片火腿）
- 5 thin ginger slices (5片生姜，薄片)
Chicken marinades (鸡肉腌料)
- 2 teaspoon soy sauce (2茶匙酱油)
- 2 teaspoon sugar (2茶匙糖)
- ½ teaspoon salt (半茶匙盐)
- 1 teaspoon Chinese wine (1茶匙花雕酒)
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil (1小匙麻油)
- 1 teaspoon chicken powder （1茶匙鸡精粉）
- 2½ teaspoon corn starch （2.5茶匙玉蜀黍粉）
- 200ml of water (200毫升水)
- 2 teaspoon corn starch （2茶匙玉蜀黍粉）
- 2 teaspoon sugar (2茶匙糖)
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce (1茶匙酱青)
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce (1汤匙蚝油)
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil (1茶匙麻油)
- 1 tablespoon chinese wine (1茶匙花雕酒)
Cooking Directions 烹煮过程
Step 1: Remove skin and fats, cut into about 5cm square. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Pour in chicken marinades and mix well. Marinate for 30 mins. (鸡肉去皮和脂肪，切成5cm左右的正方形。放入搅拌碗里，倒入腌料。腌30分钟。)
Step 2: Cut each slices of picnic ham into 4 squares (把火腿切成4片。)
Step 3: On a steaming plate, lay the ginger slices. Lay the ham and chicken as per the image. Steam for 15 mins. (在蒸盘里，放姜片。然后，把火腿和鸡肉按照图像摆放。蒸15分钟。)
Step 4: In a small frying pan, pour in all the ingredients for the sauces, except for corn starch, cook over low fire. Once the sugar has fully dissolved， add in corn starch. Once the sauce thickens, off the fire. (在一个小锅里，除了玉蜀黍粉，倒入其他的酱汁调味料，用小火煮到糖融化。加入玉蜀黍粉。一旦酱汁浓稠，即可关火。)
Step 5: Remove the chicken & ham from the wok, pour the sauce over and ready to serve. (把蒸好的鸡肉和火腿取出，倒上酱汁。上菜咯！)
Recipe by: Ronnie Chan
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